Blog Tour Guest Post | Dougal Daley: It’s Not My Fault!

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I am so very excited to be part of the blog tour for this amazing book. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to share my review with you later on today.

My Favourite things about Writing
By Jackie Marchant

Ten favourite things about writing? But the list is endless! So here are just a few – in no particular order:

  • Working in your jimjams and fluffy slippers. Sometimes you don’t even have to get out of bed to work.
  • The perfect excuse to read lots and lots of lovely children’s books and call it work.
  • Being allowed to daydream and call it work.
  • Meeting other writers and illustrators.
  • Drinking wine – this is essential if you are a writer.
  • Eating chocolate and cake. As above.
  • Seeing your words in print – holding your new book. The smell of it.
  • Feeling special every time someone mentions your book on social media.
  • Being asked to write a guest post for a blog. (Thank you!)
  • The signing queue – the smiles on kids’ faces when you hand them their signed copy.
  • The forest of hands that spring up on a school visit when you ask if there are any questions.
  • The child who quietly comes up to you and says you’ve inspired them to write.
  • The teacher who says thank you for making their ‘difficult’ kid sit still for once.
  • The emails thanking you for your visit.
  • Fan mail – especially the ones with pictures.
  • The friendship and support from other writers.

I could go on – after all this must have been one of the quickest and easiest guest posts I’ve written – there is so much to love about writing. And thank you to Heather for asking me to write it – which has made me remember why it is I’m doing this writing thing.

About the Author/Illustrator


Jackie Marchant


Loretta Shauer

About the Book

Dougal Daley
Release Date: April 4th 2017

I, Dougal Daley, am dead! Ok I m not actually dead. But if I m not careful I soon will be.

In this first book, football-loving Dougal Daley finds himself at risk from the mysterious creature living in the garden shed. Nobody believes him but as a precaution, he sets upon writing his will – rewarding those who help him and disinheriting those who get on his bad side. Meanwhile, as limbs and windows alike are broken by rogue footballs and unhinged canines, Dougal finds himself in all sorts of trouble. . .and NONE of it is his fault!

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